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Old 07-29-2014, 09:05 PM
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I'm basically seated in the fetal position with my elbows between my knees. It's not going to be something that can be comfortably driven very far. I actually have about 5" of head room though. The problem is seeing out the windshield. Visibility is great with the roof off but it really adds to the look of the car.

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Old 08-22-2014, 09:02 PM
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Most of the fabrication on this car was done over ten years ago. All I had was a MIG, chop saw, jigsaw, and an angle grinder. I really enjoy making things by hand but today I used my machining center to make this flange.
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I think this flange is the first thing I made for this car that fit right the first time and I've made everything on this car. How long do you guys think the alternator or belt will survive?
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:06 PM
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Belt drive is taken care of. The next thing to do is finish mounting the pump and plumb it.
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:57 PM
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I think I've sorted out the scavenging of the lower pair of turbos. I was able to run it on the dyno this evening without a bunch of oil smoke.
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nice car, i can appreciate the work
but at 6'4'' i'd never fit in it

more interesting is this guy has a cnc machine center in his garage and a engine dyno in his back yard

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Old 04-22-2015, 03:56 PM
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You'd fit without the top on but your knees would be up near your chest. I started this in 2001. I'm no taller but am 40 lbs heavier.

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Old 04-25-2015, 07:30 PM
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I finished making and mounting my roof latch this morning. It has spring loaded bolts that engage tubes on the windshield frame. Then I recovered the top and filled it with resin.

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simple and small... i'd expect nothing else from someone with a cnc mill
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After a couple of days trying to over complicate the actuation of the bolts, I came up with something simple.

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When I made my headlamp mounts I didn't realize they needed cups to keep the lights from flopping around. I made some tonight.

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Today we partially disassembled the dyno shed and got the motor back in the car. Plumbing the turbos is next.

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I keep cutting things out of the car and redoing them. I replaced part of the exhaust last weekend. I still need to spend many hours polishing the stainless. Then I cut the connectors out of my previous harness and made a new one tonight. I decided to weigh the car the other night. Without the battery and radiator it's 1534 lbs.

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